Written Art Foundation
The grace of a Gesture
Riva del Carbon
San Marco 4785, Venice Italy
On the Canale Grande
70m away from the Rialto Bridge
shared by numero civico rovereto
Lawrence Weiner, The grace of a Gesture
Written Art Foundation / Foerderung des Schreibens – Kulturgut der Menschheit e. V.
THE GRACE OF A GESTURE
Exhibition and Collateral Event at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
The Written Art Foundation is proud to present THE GRACE OF A GESTURE by artist Lawrence Weiner at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Weiner, one of the founders of Conceptual Art as it is known today, sees himself as a sculptor. The Written Art Foundation regards Weiner as an example of how today’s culture reacts to the challenges of script and image. An issue that has become a matter of global significance. THE GRACE OF A GESTURE is at the heart of this Weiner exhibition, which includes four additional works by the artist.
Impressions of the 55th Biennale
In addition to the exhibition held on the ground floor of the Palazzo Bembo near the Rialto Bridge, the work by Lawrence Weiner THE GRACE OF A GESTURE will be installed on five Venetian Vaporetto boats. The boats will transport this work, presenting it in ten different languages - from Chinese to Arabic to Hebrew - through the Grande Canale, past the Arsenale to the Giardini and beyond.
The exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo includes 4 additional works by Weiner, originally created for his 1991 exhibition DISPLACEMENT at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York. The works revolve around the various materials used to create and eliminate art. The visitor can observe a fascinating process, where materials such as cadmium, mud, or titanium are made “visible“ and combined with length or weight, and then again removed by “changing their state“.
Lawrence Weiner: THE GRACE OF A GESTURE
On the Canale Grande, 70m away from the Rialto Bridge
June 1 until November 24, 2013
Open daily from 10 am - 6 pm, closed Tuesdays